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Principal's blog term 2 2018

Dear parents/carers, Recently three concerns have arisen at school, which I know that many of you share. They are: Unjustified student lateness to school and poor attendance The use of mobile phones at school Student appearance- uniform. The debate around NAPLAN Lateness, school attendance and success One of the most important things a young person can do to achieve personal and academic success is also one of the most basic – go to school every day and be on time to attend all classes. In secondary schooling, repeated lateness means that a... Read more

Are you the Game Changer we're looking for?

Education Week will be a game changer

Excursions to the moon, teleporting between classes, face recognition roll call or a school without bell times or walls – the school of the future is only limited by your imagination. That is the message from the organisers of an exciting new challenge being launched today in the lead up to Education Week 2018. The inaugural Game Changer Challenge will showcase the theme of this year's Education Week, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, which highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities... Read more

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First harvest at Ku-ring-gai High School

At the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 students started constructing a new garden area between the library and water tanks. Below is a picture of Ethan Bell with some sweet corn from the first harvest. The plan is to get all the garden beds filled by the end of this term and continue growing seasonal herbs and vegetables that will be used for the whole school cooking and hospitality programs. They will also be holding mini-market days for staff to purchase fresh organic produce at a very cheap price and then give the students the... Read more

Bushfire Season Information

Arrangements for the 2017/2018 bushfire season are in place. A letter (docx 621 KB)has been sent via school stream to all parents. Bushfire Season Information (pdf 110 KB) factsheet for parents and carers.... Read more

School Captain's standing with the Governor of NSW

School Captains visit NSW Parliament House

Our School Captains recently attended the Secondary Schools Student Leadership Program where they were given the opportunity to develop their knowledge of our system of government and parliamentary proceedings, and the role of the Governor. They visited the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council Chambers at NSW Parliament House and were then given a guided tour of Government House and met His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), Governor of New South Wales. Elise Bradley and Jonathan Steer, School Captain's... Read more

Happy International ESL Students

Technology upgrade appreciated

There were many happy campers in Churchill 4, one of our English classrooms. International students showed their appreciation for the upgraded projector screen which was installed recently. There were many smiles and happy faces as they work towards their up coming Year 12 Half Yearly English ESL Examination. Thank you for our new projector!... Read more

Cindy Wang's photo of The Wolf of the West

Students work displayed - Mosman Art Prize

Ku-ring-gai High School and The Creative Arts Faculty would like to celebrate and congratulate Cindy Zhang of Year 9 and Odessa Pearce of Year 8. These students are two of our talented artist who have secured a place in the Mosman Art Prize for 2018! The Mosman Art Prize is an annual exhibition that features the diverse talents of young, aspiring and emerging artists and offers them the opportunity to exhibit their works in a public art gallery. The competition receives over 400 entries each year from young artists aged between 12-21. Cindy... Read more

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GIFTED AND TALENTED STREAM

Ku-ring-gai High School is a community that values the individual worth and contribution of all its members. As a school we are committed to developing a culture of creative thinking, so that all students are supported through challenging learning experiences to achieve their best. Students registering for entry into Year 7 2019 are eligible to apply for the Gifted and Talented Stream. This opportunity supports the learning of students who have been identified as having specific gifts in certain areas. Students interested in applying for this... Read more

Learner Driver Workshop

Ku-ring-gai Council and the RMS are running another FREE practical workshop for learner driver parents and supervisors on how to help learner drivers become safer drivers. Date: Thursday 15 March 2018 Time: 6:30pm Where: Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers Book on-line today: www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/learnerdriver (search under Roads and Traffic events) or call 9424 0798 Bookings are essential. The workshop will provide information about: Completing the Learner Driver log book. Recent changes to the GLS The new RMS SAFER DRIVERS COURSE. The current laws... Read more

Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULMFWr7_OzU... Read more

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Best Wishes

Term 1 Dates for 2018 School Commences for Staff Monday 29th January 2018 School Commences for Year 7, 11 and 12 Tuesday 30th January 2018 School Commences for Year 8, 9 and 10 Wednesday 31st January 2018... Read more

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Christmas Concert 2017

On Wednesday 6th December we held our annual Christmas Concert showcasing the incredible talent and effort put in throughout the year by our students and staff. Here are just a few photos from the amazing night.... Read more

Cadet Program 2017

Cadet Program Graduation

Last Friday our Firefighter Cadets graduated after completing a 9 week program with the RFS. Check out the article in the North Shore Times on page 16! http://newslocal.smedia.com.au/north-shore-times/... Read more

Shoot It 2017 Winner

And the winner is: Anxieux by Zoe Schlechter! Congratulations to all those who entered the Shoot It competition for 2017 theme: SHINE. A huge thank you to all those who also showed their support by attending the screening last night at school. We look forward to all the new entries for next year! Watch this space! Your browser does not support the video tag.... Read more

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Principals Message November 2017

How wonderful it is to be back in such a stunning school. After visiting schools in Greece and Romania, and speaking with parents and students, listening to their aspirations and frustrations, I do feel at times that we take too many things for granted. Our students have incredible opportunities to learn, grow and be successful in a school with excellent teachers, resources and a beautiful learning environment. Of course, their success only comes with families working with the school and supporting the school and its goals and ethics. Often,... Read more

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School Spectacular News

Congratulations to all our students who are participating in School Spectacular this year. But a special congratulations to Gelina Enriquez who will be a featured artist for the event. We are sure that you will be amazing!!! Gelina was also featured in the Hornsby Advocate 9th November (picture featured). To read the full article please go to the Hornsby Advocate website: http:// www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ newslocal/hills-shire-times/a- spectacular-sight/news- story/9b5dcc7e525aa49fb9a 52a4e6d281f4e... Read more

Shoot It Final Logo 2017

Shoot It Film Competition

The Shoot It Film Competition and Media Showcase is back for 2017! 'Shoot It' is a Ku-ring-gai High School film competition and media showcase encouraging students to tell us a story. Shoot It was first developed by Ku-ring-gai High School in 2004 where it ran until 2010. Shoot It returned in 2013 and 2014. 2017 marks the tenth year of the competition. To enter, students make a film in any style, up to 10 minutes in length, following the 2017 theme....SHINE. Students can interpret the theme metaphorically or literally. The competition is open... Read more

Next P&C Meeting

All are invited to attend the AGM of the P & C: Monday 27th November 6pm After the election of officers and general business the general meeting will follow. Hope to see you there!... Read more

2018 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2017, all NSW public schools will receive a 2018 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2018 funding by visiting the department's website or watch a short animation about managing the total school... Read more

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